The Origin of Toxic Masculinity

By Keith Sherwood

Toxic masculinity is real; it destroys lives and ruins relationships – and since the industrial revolution, it appears hell-bent on destroying Gaia and corrupting the life force that supports the ecology of life on Earth. But toxic masculinity is a symptom of a deeper problem that has its foundation in the non-physical universe of consciousness, energy and subtle matter. In this article, I will explain why toxic masculinity preceded the development of patriarchy.

But first, it’s disingenuous to declare – as many people do – that male toxicity is exclusively a man’s problem when women as well as men support the core values of patriarchy and suffer from many of the same psychic maladies. Since all psychic maladies are contagious and can be spread by men and women, healing toxic masculinity means healing men, women, intimate relationships and society as a whole.

Toxic Masculinity & Patriarchy

Although most academics and feminists accept the fact that toxic masculinity is the product of patriarchy, by examining the interactions of human beings on the subtle levels of consciousness, energy and subtle matter, it’s clear that the opposite is true. Patriarchy is the product of men who became toxic first – on the subtle levels – and women who enabled them by accepting male domination.

The original meaning of patriarchy was “Rule of the Fathers”. In the twenty-first century, it’s come to represent any society that subordinates women and men who can’t measure up to the ideal of masculinity created by male dominant institutions. Although patriarchal societies may differ in their outward appearance, they are similar because they subscribe to many of the same core values. These core values include male privilege and the belief that men, not women, have the right to control the decision-making process and receive the greatest benefits from society. Male dominant cultures are also obsessed with controlling the activities of women, subordinate men and children.

Several theories have been put forward by academics to explain why patriarchy became dominant. None takes into consideration the influence of extraterrestrials visitations, intrusions of non-physical beings and the projection of subtle fields of distorted consciousness energy and subtle matter. One focuses on life strategies in the preindustrial world. It asserts that men and women had different roles in the family based on physical strength and abilities. According to its adherents, this theory explains why men who are physically stronger took a commanding role within the family and in society.

During the later part of the Pleistocene, they theorize women and their offspring needed protection and support. From what is unclear – other men, perhaps, wild animals, natural cataclysms. But the adherents of this theory believe these circumstances set in motion a process that trapped women in the home and set men free to dominate both the family and society.

The historian Gerda Lerner of Oxford University offered another explanation for the creation of patriarchy. From her analysis of the historical evidence from Mesopotamia, where, she believes, patriarchal laws and practices first emerged, Lerner argues that patriarchy appeared after social hierarchies developed, archaic states were formed and a ruling elite emerged. She contends that patriarchal laws were introduced to ensure married women stayed sexually faithful and to deter male trespassers on another man’s female sexual “property.”

The subordination of women was thus focused on women’s reproductive role, even though it was prompted by a concern with power, money and inheritance.

It’s hard to accept this view without reservations since there is no proof that the rise of patriarchal societies, especially in the Americas and the Pacific Rim, were inspired by events that took place in Mesopotamia. Another problem with her theory is that it ignores the increasing body of evidence that indicates that civilizations in Anatolia and India preceded developments in Mesopotamia.

A more recent theory is based on what has been termed the sexual deficit. This theory is based on contemporary surveys that indicate that, across all cultures, sexual interest and motivation among males is greater than among females. Surveys appear to show that, on average, men express greater interest in a wider variety of sexual activities, seek more sexual partners, make greater use of erotica and pornography, and masturbate far more often – even when married.

This may be true for men in contemporary patriarchal cultures, but it tells us nothing about what men and women wanted in antiquity, especially before the rise of intensive agriculture and social hierarchies. It’s interesting to note that most feminist writer have declared that a greater male sex drive is another patriarchal myth.

So, what can we make of these theories? Not much. That’s because none of them can explain the origin of male toxicity; specifically, why there was such a fundamental change in the way men and women related to one another within the family unit. To understand why male toxicity emerged and why it led to the creation of patriarchal cultures, we need to expand our understanding of what it means to be human and how basic humanity can be suppressed by extraterrestrials, non-physical beings and distorted fields of consciousness, energy and subtle matter.

Although academia, as well as much of the lay public, still believe that Homo sapiens are nothing more than physical creatures who evolved from more primitive ancestors, the truth is quite different. Humans aren’t merely physical creatures and never have been. Humans are inter-dimensional beings whose souls and spirits were around long before their physical-material bodies became vehicles for advanced souls.

Human sentience isn’t unique either. Homo sapiens share the multiverse on both the physical-material and non-physical planes with many other sentient beings.

The truth is that the multiverse is teeming with life because the life force animates everything it touches and serves as the medium that connects everything that lives together. This means that you may have incarnated into a physical-material body many times before your soul and spirit arrived on Earth; and some of your earliest incarnations may have been on other planets. In addition, given the fact that you’ve lived many times, it’s unlikely that your level of toxicity, whether you’re a man or woman, has been influenced exclusively by the condition of your nervous system and the chemical interactions that have taken place during your present incarnation on Earth.

Another common misconception is that Homo sapiens are individuals that communicate exclusively through touch, body language and the spoken word. This can’t be true because humans are intimately connected to both Universal Consciousness and Shakti.

It’s because humans are connected to both Universal Consciousness and Shakti that they have the capacity to interact with other sentient beings on the subtle planes, even if they’re largely unaware that many of these interactions may be toxic and highly contagious.

The fact that they are contagious means that toxic masculinity can’t be caused by environmental factors and conditioning – although it can certainly be influenced by them. The toxic cultural environment and the conditioning children receive are additional symptoms of a toxic non-physical environment created and sustained by projections of distorted consciousness, energy and subtle matter. These distorted fields, which only have individual qualities, can influence individuals and groups and even whole societies because cause-and-effect relationships connect the physical-material world with the non-physical world of consciousness, energy and subtle matter.

The truth is that many factors have led to the creation and proliferation of toxic masculinity. They include self-limiting attachments and interactions with toxic non-physical beings, in this life and earlier incarnations on Earth and other planets, as well as toxic core values introduced by extraterrestrials who portrayed themselves as gods. It also means that people in union with Universal Consciousness, who shared pleasure, love, intimacy and joy in their family relationships and who honored their relationship to Gaia, would not and could not create patriarchal societies that were opposed to their life-affirming core values unless they became toxic first.

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